Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Favorite Soups

I did it, you guys. I did TWO toning classes at the gym last week.  Then I could barely walk, turn, twist or move my arms for three days.'s Monday night, and I'm going back tomorrow and Thursday. As in, I already signed up and they have my CELL number so I'm all kinds [...]

Elf on the Shelf Elf Sized Christmas Cookies

Elf on the Shelf Elf Sized Christmas Cookies from This Mama Loves

You know by now we LOVE our elves in this house! With or without the watching and reporting to Santa the elves are just TONS of fun. Ours like to hide around the house and sometimes leave little surprises- you just never know where you'll find them or what they've been up to. In keeping [...]

Easy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Easy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches from This Mama Loves

Holidays are wonderful. I love them. They also mean a lot of time for adults- planning, prepping, cooking, baking, etc.  If I can find shortcuts to save time, I'm all over it.  These easy ice cream cookie sandwiches are SO amazing to eat and the bonus? They require exactly 0 minutes of cook time. Grab [...]

Holiday SING movie trailer plus #SINGmovie in theaters December 21

Holiday SING movie trailer plus #SINGmovie in theaters December 21 I've been hearing about the SING movie in my house for months, usually in the form of "Mommy, can we go see SING movie now at the movie theater?" and it's getting closer.  We have about a month to wait but it's coming up fast! [...]

DIY Festive Cinnamon Candles Craft

DIY Festive Cinnamon Candles Craft from This Mama Loves

These DIY festive cinnamon candles will be a great addition to your holiday decor (think what an easy, beautiful centerpiece these will make in a group of 3!), in a gift basket, or as a lovely hostess gift. The smell is out of this world and they look so pretty you won't want to burn [...]

Slow Cooker Coffee Rubbed Roast

Slow Cooker Coffee Rubbed Roast Recipe from This Mama Loves

This Slow Cooker Coffee Rubbed Roast recipe is sponsored as part of the Dunkin Donuts Preferred Partner Program.  Opinions are my own. I love coffee. My family knows I love coffee.  My kids generally don't ask me questions or anything unless they've seen me consuming coffee or handed me coffee. It wakes me up and de-fogs my [...]

Easy Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Easy Gingerbread Trifle Recipe from This Mama Loves

This easy gingerbread trifle recipe is brought to you in partnership with Dancing Deer Baking Co.  Opinions are my own.  I can't even believe Halloween has come and gone. That was an exceptionally fast October, and here it is November already...the days are flying. The holiday craze is going to be here in a blink [...]

My Teen Got To Go Big And Release Her Inner Rock Star!

This post is produced in collaboration with Yoplait Go Big, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Yoplait Go Big provided me the product and stipend for this partnership. As a mom, I want my kids to get the best out of life. And I mean in every aspect, whether it is [...]

Digital HD release of #TheSecretLifeofPets movie today! #PetsPack

One of our favorite traditions is to have family movie night on Thanksgiving Eve. Usually my husband gets out of work early, the kids have a half day, and since no one has to get up and moving too early on turkey day itself, we can stay up a little bit late. This year, we're [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party: Last Minute Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving Treats recipes and recipe party

Tuesday of Thanksgiving week already! How did we get here? Two minutes ago it was the first week of November and I have done nothing to prep for our holiday meal (which, to be honest, I'm not cooking until Saturday) and my 11 year old just said "Mom, we have a half day tomorrow!" which [...]

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays #NorthPoleNinjas #giveaway

Teaching Kids to Gift Kindness at Christmas

Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays with North Pole Ninjas Thanks to our friends at Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring today's post about inspiring kids to gift kindness. I'm always up for reading new books, and when it comes to kids' Christmas themed books, I'm a sucker. I won't even lie. We have [...]